Nearpod** is an ‘all-in-one’ presentation tool authored on the web. In its simplest form, you upload an existing PowerPoint and you add interactive activities to your presentation such as polls, quizzes, free text, annotations etc. Once you publish your Nearpod presentation, it is available to students to download on to their own devices through joining your session. However, the added bonus is that you control the pace of the session through controlling the student’s device!
There is lots to learn about Nearpod so this really is the tip of the iceberg! In future posts we will look at all the different activities and settings available in Nearpod.
Here is a quick demo of how you upload your presentation to Nearpod, add an interactive slide and publish it…
**Nearpod is free to use for up to 30 students. If your class is larger you will need to pay to upgrade. At MMU we have the district edition for up to 200 students – ask your TELA for more information.